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Pushing smart beta further

The rise of smart beta has just got another boost thanks to a study commissioned by Norway’s ministry of finance for its Government Pension Fund Global. It asked index provider MSCI to look into the feasibility of running smart beta strategies for large portfolios. Very few institutions with the size of GPFG’s $400-billion equity portfolio […]

Investing in inflation protection

This paper by Anand Iyer and Jennifer Bender from MSCI, acknowledges that the current tug-of-war between inflation and deflation has created considerable confusion for investors, and explores these characteristics of inflation-protected bonds to see if, and to what extent, they have contributed to portfolio diversification and provided investors with protection from inflation and deflation.